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Statutory dismissal procedure: timing of step 1 letter
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 6 2009

It is not a breach of the statutory dismissal procedure to announce an intention to make an employee redundant prior to sending the step 1 letter


Disciplinary meetings: employees may sometimes be entitled to legal representation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 6 2009

An employee may be entitled to have a lawyer at a disciplinary hearing where the outcome of the hearing could deprive him of any future in that profession


Gender bias: EHRC inquiry into financial services sector
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 6 2009

The EHRC has announced a formal inquiry into gender bias in the financial services industry


Maternity rights: government consultation on EU proposals
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 6 2009

The government is consulting on EU proposals to enhance maternity rights


Remuneration: draft FSA code of practice
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2009

The FSA has published a draft code of practice on remuneration policies relevant to all FSA regulated firms


Unlawful deduction from wages claim for bonus
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2009

An employee may be able to bring a deduction of wages claim for non-payment of bonus, even if elements of the bonus appear to be discretionary


UK default retirement age: ECJ sends case to High Court to decide lawfulness
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 6 2009

The ECJ has ruled that the UK default retirement age is covered by EU age discrimination law but can in theory be justified by legitimate social policy objectives


Disability discrimination
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2009

Where an employer fails to make a reasonable adjustment, but does not expressly refuse to make it nor act in a way which is inconsistent with making it, the three month time limit for the employee to claim starts on the date by which the employer ought reasonably to have made the adjustment


TUPE: transferor's collective agreements may bind transferee
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2009

If an employee's contract provides that pay is set by collective agreements negotiated by the transferor and union from time to time, this will continue to apply even after the employees have transferred under TUPE to a transferee


Statutory dismissal procedure: risk of dismissal must be clear from Step 1 letter
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2009

An employer contemplating dismissing an employee for misconduct must ensure that this possible sanction is clear from the statement setting out the disciplinary charge